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Rainbow Roundels Have Appeared On The Underground To Celebrate Pride

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

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The Tube is just the latest spot to show some Pride.

Scarcely twenty-hours after we brought you news of Greenwich’s new rainbow road crossings, another part of London gets the Pride makeover. This time, it’s the Tube’s turn to add an inclusive splash of colour to familiar sights, as the iconic roundels have a brand new look.

See also: Our complete guide to Pride in London 2019.

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The trans flag, seen here at Hammersmith (District and Piccadilly line platforms). Photo: @prideinlondon

Sporting the colours of the rainbow flag, the transgender flag, and the bisexual Pride flag, nine Tube stations and one bus station have had their roundels redesigned for Pride month. You can spot the new roundels at Haggerston, Southwark, Canary Wharf, Camden, Bounds Green, Hammersmith, Highbury & Islington, Vauxhall, Romford, and Vauxhall Bus Station.

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The bisexual Pride flag, also at Hammersmith (other tube stations are also available). Photo: @prideinlondon

It’s an official initiative with the Pride in London team, another little effort to improve awareness and inclusiveness across the city. You may also have noticed that the rainbow roundel has added a couple more colours; they’re included to represent the BAME LGBT+ community, which hasn’t always had the representation they deserve. Happily, that’s all set to change, and you know what they say: first the Tube roundels, then the world!

Featured image: @prideinlondon


Also published on Medium.

Tags: LGBT, transport, tube